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Angela Dieffenbach

Ceramics Apprenticeship at Hyde Park Art Center

Hyde Park Art Center is now accepting applications for the 2021 Ceramics Apprenticeship program. This yearlong program provides a unique opportunity for ceramic artists to work in a community-based arts center with an international reach. The Ceramics Apprentice will be trained by the Ceramics Department Head and the Assistant Head of Ceramics in advanced studio skills, while developing their work in a supportive environment.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to an artistic practice, experience working in a ceramics studio, and an eagerness to engage the Art Center community. Prior experience in ceramics is required. Applicants with experience and knowledge of gas and electric kilns will be prioritized. People of color and folks with other marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Ceramics Apprentice will be required to follow all Art Center COVID-19 safety protocols, including socially distancing and wearing a mask in the building at all times. More information on the Art Center’s COVID-19 approach to re-opening can be found here. Our community guidelines can be found here.

Key elements of the ceramics department include:

• The largest department within the Art Center’s Oakman Clinton School and Studios, with over 500 adult and 200 youth enrollments annually.

• A diverse population of class-takers of all ages, including functional potters, experimental sculptors, first-timers, and professional artists.

• Program offerings that include multi-level throwing and handbuilding, figurative sculpture, large scale sculpture, alternative firing, virtual classes, youth and summer camp programs.

• In response to COVID-19, the ceramics department has adapted the studio to ensure 6’ distance while working, frequent cleaning of high touch areas & shared tools, and limited occupancy. Online classes, hybrid learning, and a Work from Home Program has also been implemented to better serve our community.

Details and logistics:

• January 2021 – December 2021 (preferred start date is mid-January, but we’re flexible)

• 10-12 hour/week commitment to studio tasks (schedule TBD)*

• 24-hour access to art-making facilities*

• Shared workspace in our community studios

• 400lbs of clay plus firings for personal use

• One free class per term

• Eligibility for paid teaching opportunities

• Culminating solo showcase in the D’Angelo Art Library

Applications due December 6th 2020. Apply online at Virtual interviews will be held December 10 - 17th. Paper applications will be available at the front desk. Questions? Contact Angela Dieffenbach at or Joe Kraft at

*Subject to change in the case of emergency (COVID-19, facility issue, etc.). All changes will be communicated as soon as possible.

Deadline: 12.06.2020
Name: Angela Dieffenbach
Address: 5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Phone: 7733245520